Lightning Safety



Lightning is a severe hazard that must be viewed seriously!

Players should stop play and seek shelter any time they believe lightning threatens them, even if a signal has not been sounded.
 
The Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System will be activated if there is a threat of cloud to ground lightning (the most dangerous to golfers) within the area. Players will be warned of a red alert by the following:
  • The system will sound one prolonged blast (15 seconds) signaling suspension of play.
  • Strobe Lights will flash above the horn clusters.
  • The horn clusters and strobe lights are located to the right of the 16th tee, between the 10th & 11th fairway and to the south side of the Tee House (practice facility).
Additional horn clusters (without strobe lights) are located on the Clubhouse roof and at the Maintenance facility.

For your safety, lightning protection has been installed at the washroom at the 7th tee, the rain shelter on #16 and at the Tee House.

All Members and guests must adhere to the Club's policy of immediately stopping play and seeking shelter when the System is activated and not recommencing play until the System or the Pro Shop has advised the golfers that they may do so. The System will sound 3 blasts of 5 seconds each to signify all clear.

This policy applies to the Colt and Watson Courses as well as the Practice Tee areas.

In the interest of safety, staff are not permitted to drive Members or guests to the Clubhouse during a red alert.

We appreciate your cooperation.


IN THE EVENT OF LIGHTNING

SEEK
CLUBHOUSE, MAINTENANCE BUILDINGS, ON-COURSE BUILDINGS AUTOMOBILES/TRUCKS, LIGHTNING SHELTERS

AVOID

 OPEN AREAS, WATER, TALL TREES, METAL FENCES, OVERHEAD WIRES & POWER LINES, ELEVATED GROUND, GOLF CARTS, MOWERS, CELLULAR PHONES AND RADIOS